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Founded in 2006, Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz) is a 501(c)(3), public/private non-profit organization created from the collaboration of three Arizona CEO business organizations – Greater Phoenix Leadership, Southern Arizona Leadership, and the Flagstaff 40.  These CEO groups made a five-year commitment to fund SFAz’s core operating costs. Those funds are now raised through corporate and individual philanthropic donations.


SFAz’s purpose is to diversify and strengthen Arizona’s economy by:

  • Investing in scientific and engineering areas of greatest economic importance to Arizona

  • Facilitating strategic collaborations between Arizona research institutions and industry

  • Supporting effective education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

  • Attracting and retaining world-class jobs and talent





Learn more about SFAz by visiting the main SFAz website.

Private donations fund our operating budget, education and research efforts.

Science Foundation Arizona

400 E. Van Buren Street, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tel. (602) 682-2800
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